Monday, January 28, 2008

God Arise...

We listen to a lot of Chris Tomlin and David Crowder Band in the car.  Drew knows one of the songs "How Great is Our God" is "his" song (from his birth video) and that one of the Crowder songs "Come and Listen" is Tessa's song and he always requests them that way.  "Mommy, play Tessa's song."  He also has a song that's Daddy's song, although I have no idea where he got that one!  He and Tessa go crazy when Chris Tomlin's "God Arise" come on!  In fact, Drew requests it almost every time we get in the car. Tessa kicks her legs and wags her head back and forth like a crazy lady the minute the first guitar chords start to play and Drew will shout out "God Arise!!  Mommy, you play guitar and I'll play the drums!"  I'm sure it's quite a sight to see us rocking out in the car if your were to drive by us!

The best part for me is seeing my kids love music and even better, worship God right along with me.  At this point, Tessa is just dancing, but it amazes me how many of the words Drew knows.  Just think of what they are learning about God!  Drew knows the chorus to "God Arise" very well:

"Our God, is a God who saves!  Our God is a God who saves!

Let God arise! Let God arise!

Our God reigns now and forever!  He reigns now and forever!"

The other day it just touched me heart to hear him singing right along to the next song that follows "God Arise"  on the CD, "Everlasting God."

"You are the everlasting God!  The everlasting God!  You do not faint, you won't grow weary.  Your the defender of the weak.  You comfort those in need.  You lift us up on wings like eagles."

What's cool is that Drew will hear a song he doesn't know very well and ask me, "Mommy, what's this song about?"  I'm getting pretty good at summarizing and simplifying the message of songs so a 2-year-old can understand.

I like to think that our crazy singing and dancing "God Arise" moments put a smile on God's face and that He enjoys it as much as we do!


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